Sizing the Field: Frameworks for a New Narrative of African PhilanthropyApr 1, 2013
Africa's people share deep-rooted values of social solidarity, human dignity, and inter-personal connectedness. This corresponds to the Western notion of philanthropy -- the desire to promote the well-being of others or, put simply, 'to love people'. But in the past, we have had philanthropy done to us as Africans with little recognition that there is a vast field of philanthropic practice alive and active in Africa. This report was produced for the African Grantmakers Network (AGN) by Dalberg Research and Dalberg Global Development Advisors. The production of the report was managed by the Southern Africa Trust.